Engaging All Learners

Engaging All Learners

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Quotable Quote

“The best part of life is not just surviving, but thriving with passion and compassion and humor and style and generosity and kindness.”

—Maya Angelou (1928-2014)
Poet, Dancer, Producer, Playwright, Director, Author

Paine Readers Rewarded with "Reading Cows"

The Paine reading cows are back and on the mooooooove!!!!!  Classes can earn the Chick-Fil-A cows for reaching reading goals throughout the year.  This month the cows were awarded to the classrooms with the highest number of student participants in the AEA Be a Champion and Read Contest.

The following are winners in each grade level:
2nd-E. Perry

Thank you to all students who turned in a reading log for this challenge!  Team Alabama had the most readers!!!!  The next time the cows moooooove will be to the classrooms with the highest number of Ticket To Read minutes logged for their grade level.  Keep up the great reading, Paine Elementary!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Science Teachers Collaborate

Fifth grade science teachers throughout the district met Friday, October 13, to collaborate and learn together.  Their goals for the collaboration included developing better assessments, creating effective lessons, Participants included Mary Wilson, Cheryene McGuire, Monica Bramlett, Blaire Perry, Rashel Darnell, and Rhianna Redding.  Dr. Phyllis Faust, K-12 Science Coordinator, facilitated.

Elementary Math Teachers Attend NCTM

Participants in the TCS Elementary Math Teacher Institute traveled to Orlando this week for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference.  These teachers will provide turnaround training and modeling for colleagues.  Participants include Nancy Camara, LeDerricka Dickerson, Emily Durham, Haley Dykes, Cheryl Enoch, Laney Horn, Holly Howard, Lori Jackson, Nicole Jenkins, Sabrina Johnson, Erin Philpot, Callie Russell, Lynette Summers, Cynthia Wyerman, and Stephanie Wilkerson.  The group is led by Math Coach Lisa Lothspeich.  

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Happy First Birthday, Magnolia Elementary!

One year ago today, Magnolia Elementary celebrated its opening day!  Today, on their first birthday, students, staff, and invited guests were treated to delicious birthday cake.  Everyone wore red for the celebration.  Congratulations to Dr. Jeter and the entire Magnolia Staff on creating a very special learning environment for their community. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Revising Pacing Guides

Teachers throughout the district used Tuesday, October 10, as a day to revise and update pacing guides and curriculum guides.  These guides will be uploaded to school websites for teachers, parents, and students to view.  We are thankful for the thoughtful work of our teachers to create learning progressions that insure the state standards are being taught in ways that students can deeply learn grade level content.

TCS Administrator Collaborative Meets to Learn Together

TCS administrators met October 4 at HTHS to learn together through a shared book study of Learning That Lasts by Ron Berger.  The group is also carefully studying the indicators of effective instruction through discussion of the TCS Plan for Educator Effectiveness.  A makeup session was held October 6 for those unable to attend October 4.